Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Mastery of Design: The Froment-Meurice Angel Brooch, 1847

The Victoria & Albert Museum

This enameled silver brooch takes the form of an angel with a viol. Made in 1847, this is the work of celebrated Parisian designer F.D. Froment-Meurice (1802-55). The angel with its shimmering instrument is cast in silver and set within this enameled brooch.

On the reverse, it is signed, “1847 François-Désiré Froment-Meurice.” Some of the enamel on the obverse has worn away over time.

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